[LINK] tRe: NBN white-elephant-to-be ...

Rachel Polanskis grove at zeta.org.au
Thu Aug 26 15:57:19 AEST 2010

Towards the end of the election I had heard the coalition say at least once that fibre would lead to "ugly cable on poles everywhere".  They are ideologically opposed to the NBN so that is the end of the debate if they get in,  which I hope is never.  I want my NBN....

rachel on the ipad....

rachel polanskis 
<r.polanskis at uws.edu.au> 
<grove at zeta.org.au>

On 26/08/2010, at 2:28 PM, Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita at ramin.com.au> wrote:

> Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> This whole subject of wireless vs fibre has a distinct solution based 
>> flavour.
>> If you take a problem based approach you most likely to discover:
>> *> Some people need access at fixed locations, and
>> *> Some people need mobile access.
>> The solution, therefore, looks very much like:
>> The NBN should have both fibre and wireless - depending on need, not 
>> some ideology or technology driven solution preferences.
> Thanks Bernard,
> Except that the debate is where to stick the wireless and
> fibre. Though those arguing for fibre to the home seem to
> have relocated their fibre to the CBDs, Mobile Phone Towers
> and undersea cables.
> I would like to also distinguish between mobile and
> wireless. Not all wireless is mobile (ie works while the
> connection is moving at any speed).
> I-Burst/Unwired/microwave was/is wireless but did not claim
> mobility.
> Then there is satellite. Also, note analog TV was not to be
> mobile but radio was.
> Marghanita
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